Event Léuli Eshrāghi

Léuli Eshrāghi

First Thursdays

06 September 2018
6pm–8pm

Artist, writer, and IMA Visiting Curator, Léuli Eshrāghi, who is currently working on upcoming exhibition The Commute will present a new performance work, paper/s/kin gesture, for First Thursdays.

Eshrāghi has developed this work for the context of Bloodlines, an exhibition by artist and IMA Curator of Public Engagement, Sancintya Simpson, held at Metro Arts. The exhibition considers how memory moves through generations, with specific relation to the untold experiences of women taken as indentured labourers from India to South Africa. Seeking to create of space of wellness within an exhibition that addresses shared and personal traumas, Eshrāghi will host a ceremony as a gesture of solidarity and collective healing. The ritual will involve sacred medicines, including charcoal, and waters from across cultures, including turmeric, rose, lemongrass, and coconut. The artist invites you into a transformative space for healing and wellness, to breathe, contemplate, and share sacred waters with community members effected by intergenerational traumas.

Guest Info
  • Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi

    is an artist, curator and writer visiting Kulin Nation territory who hails from the Sāmoan archipelago, Pārs plateau and other ancestries. The artist’s work centres on ceremonial-political practices, language renewal, and Indigenous futures throughout the Great Ocean. Across video, photography, painting, and installation, Eshrāghi processes intergenerational trauma, honours diasporic indigeneity, and imagines multilingual, sovereign bodies, and relationships to our planet.

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